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Lincoln's Birthday: February 12
02.12.19 | chickensoup

Posted on 02/12/2019 2:18:15 AM PST by Chickensoup

Today is Lincoln's Birthday February 12. Up until the 80's it was celebrated in schools. It wasn't a day off, but instead was a day to look at our history, wear construction stovepipe hats and discuss a tough time in our society's past.

February was a great month when I was growing up:

First Lincoln's Birthday February 12 which was not a day off but all the bakeries had log shaped cakes YUM

Second was Valentine's Day, February 14 when Grandmother served Winter strawberry short cake with heart shaped shortbread and strawberries and real whipped cream. We traded valentines and candy too.

Third was Washington's Birthday February 22 which was a day off. and every bakery sold and every dinner table held a cherry pie to be topped with ice cream!

More traditions lost.


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Today is Lincoln's Birthday February 12. Up until the 80's it was celebrated in schools. It wasn't a day off, but instead was a day to look at our history, wear construction stovepipe hats and discuss a tough time in our society's past.

February was a great month when I was growing up:

First Lincoln's Birthday February 12 which was not a day off but all the bakeries had log shaped cakes YUM

Second was Valentine's Day, February 14 when Grandmother served Winter strawberry short cake with heart shaped shortbread and strawberries and real whipped cream. We traded valentines and candy too.

Third was Washington's Birthday February 22 which was a day off. and every bakery sold and every dinner table held a cherry pie to be topped with ice cream!

More traditions lost.

1 posted on 02/12/2019 2:18:15 AM PST by Chickensoup
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Yeah I remember those days as well. I lived in upstate New York on a farm and went to a rural school. Cold. But great sledding.


2 posted on 02/12/2019 2:45:23 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Chickensoup

Lincoln’s Birthday was always a day off for us.


3 posted on 02/12/2019 2:51:59 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: HighSierra5

Upper NYstate certainly is cold.

Those were good times. Sorry my grandchildren were born in such different times.


4 posted on 02/12/2019 2:52:02 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: ifinnegan

Really I was pretty sure we had school, perhaps they gave two days off in Feb for both the birthdays?


5 posted on 02/12/2019 2:53:24 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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“Grandmother served Winter strawberry short cake with heart shaped shortbread and strawberries and real whipped cream. “

Sounds fun.

Did you do that for your kids and/or grand kids (if you’re that old) too?


6 posted on 02/12/2019 2:54:21 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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Different states could have been different. I was in California and we got both off.

Two days off, real close. It was great.

That’s why they made Presidents’ Day. There were two holidays. They took on and made MLK day and merged the two birthdays in to President’s Day.

The presidents are Lincoln and Washington.


7 posted on 02/12/2019 2:56:28 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: ifinnegan

I did all three for my children each year.

We served seasonal and holiday foods all the time from salmon and peas on the fourth to Apple pie supper in October.

Years ago I posted the list here. Perhaps I will try to find it again..


8 posted on 02/12/2019 2:57:06 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: ifinnegan

Yes and they moved the holiday to a weekend.

There is something to having a holiday be on its date. It is a part of tradition versus convenience


9 posted on 02/12/2019 2:59:01 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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I do remember that. But vaguely.

They changed the holidays to either Monday or Friday so people could have three day weekends.

It does detract from the reason for the holiday.


10 posted on 02/12/2019 3:01:54 AM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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I shall never forget Washington’s Birthday 1956. I was 10 and we got up early to go to the Washington’s Birthday sales. I got a TV set for my room for ONE DOLLAR. That was great.


11 posted on 02/12/2019 3:03:57 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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Wow that was a buy!!


12 posted on 02/12/2019 3:05:34 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: Chickensoup

Give them love and teach in the way of the Lord.


13 posted on 02/12/2019 3:40:12 AM PST by HighSierra5
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yep


14 posted on 02/12/2019 4:12:57 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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Now recognition of all presidents is lumped together into one day.

And the big events of the day are Presidents Day sales at car dealers, furniture stores and discount mattress peddlers.

But Michael King Jr. (MLK Jr.’s real birth name and legal name) gets a full legal holiday because he is Oh-so much more important than all the presidents lumped together.

/s

IMHO MLK Jr. doesn’t amount to a pimple on the butt of Gerorge Washinton’s horse.


15 posted on 02/12/2019 4:50:33 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (A.D. 636 Jerusalem Falls To Islam, A.D. 642 Christian Egypt Is Lost To Islam)
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It is disgusting that all presidents are honored with a day.

Many do not deserve honoring.

Few are of the caliber of Washington.

The honoring was back then, a remembering of the history.

that has been lost.


16 posted on 02/12/2019 5:03:08 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” — Abraham Lincoln


17 posted on 02/12/2019 5:27:24 AM PST by rhombus10
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To: Chickensoup

It was a day off when I was a kid. Although it was usually rolled into our winter vacation.


18 posted on 02/12/2019 6:14:14 AM PST by Vermont Lt
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Perhaps that is why I do not remember it as a day off,I was already off?

Some people still say that about me.


19 posted on 02/12/2019 6:28:00 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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My Grandma always made cherry pie.
Never made the connection until now.
Her parents were both immigrants from Switzerland.
Thanks for the memories.

Will be making pie on the 22nd.


20 posted on 02/12/2019 8:16:39 AM PST by themidnightskulker (And then the thread dies... peacefully, in it's sleep....)
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